How Sensory Toys Will Keep Your Little One Entertained
When we talk about sensory toys at My Little Goody Box, we often focus on their developmental benefits and how they can help your little one reach their early years' milestones. However, sensory toys are just as fun and entertaining as other children’s toys and they can keep your little one occupied for hours. With such a brilliant range of baby sensory toys on the market and sensory boxes full of sensory props too, there is something for every little one to play with and you can guarantee they will be kept entertained.
To highlight some more brilliant benefits of sensory toys, below we have looked into the different ways sensory toys will keep your little one engrossed in playtime.
Stimulate their senses
As the name suggests, sensory toys are designed to stimulate your baby’s senses. Unlike other toys that don’t make a noise or have an interesting texture, sensory toys will stimulate their sense of touch, sight, sound, smell and taste, and lots of toys provide a multi-sensory experience. From sensory balls to sensory books, these toys will keep your little one interested in playtime and you won’t have to try and distract them with lots of different toys.
One of the best things about sensory toys is that they can be used at home and whilst you’re on the go. They’re perfect for your little one to play with when they’re sitting in the car or their pram and they will keep them entertained whilst you’re out and about.
Encourage their curiosity
Babies and toddlers are so intrigued by the world around them and they will be keen to explore different sensory toys and props. Whether a sensory toy features high-contrast colours and patterns or it’s a peculiar shape, your little one will want to find out more about it and discover what they’re able to do with it. Sensory toys will fascinate them and keep their curious minds busy, so they won’t get bored of playing after just a few minutes.
Enjoy open-ended play
Lots of children’s toys, such as puzzles and games, are closed-ended and this means they have a beginning and an end. However, sensory toys are open-ended, meaning they have no definitive end, and your little one can play with them for as long as they want to.
The majority of baby sensory toys and props can be played with in lots of different ways too. For example, something as simple as a sensory scarf can be used in several ways during playtime and you can entertain your little one with this prop over and over again. Just be cautious with some sensory props as they’re intended to be used as a sensory aid and direct adult supervision is required due to health and safety risks.
Create new sensory experiences
Keeping your little one amused with sensory toys and props is really easy, and you don’t need to be an expert to create exciting sensory experiences for them. You can even combine sensory toys with lots of household items to create experiences that will keep your little one engrossed in playtime for hours. Try to get creative and think outside the box when you’re using baby sensory toys, and ensure you make the most of the new toys you purchased.
Purchasing baby sensory toys
All in all, it’s fair to say that sensory toys are just as entertaining as they are educational and it’s worthwhile using them with your little one. If you’re searching for somewhere to purchase baby sensory toys, be sure to explore the My Little Goody Box website today. We stock a huge variety of sensory props, toys and boxes, and you will find plenty of products on our website that will stimulate your little one’s senses and keep them entertained.
Although the sensory toys for babies and toddlers on our website are inexpensive, you can trust they are still of the highest quality. You can always purchase from us in confidence knowing all of the products we supply are safe to be used by children. Don’t worry if you’ve never tried sensory play before either, at My Little Goody Box we aim to inspire parents and caregivers. We offer lots of inspiration for play ideas and when you sign up for our newsletter, we can help you to create lots of exciting experiences using the sensory toys you purchase.